Losing a family member is never easy, but when someone else’s carelessness causes the person’s death, it is even harder to face. Under Louisiana civil law, you may be able to hold the negligent party accountable.
A Kenner wrongful death lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to develop a case and recover compensation by filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit.
If your loved one died due to the injuries they suffered in a Kenner accident that someone’s negligence caused, you may be able to take legal action. To learn more, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team now for your free consultation. You can reach us by dialing (504) 777-7777.
Recovering Wrongful Death and Survival Action Damages
Financial recovery of damages will do little to ease your pain. Still, it can allow you to hold the at-fault party accountable and ease your stress about losing your loved one’s income and the services they provided to your family.
When we represent a family who lost a loved one in a wrongful death case, we generally seek damages that include:
- Any remaining medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Diminished income because of the loss of a family member
- Loss of the services performed by their lost family member
- Intangible losses, including the loss of companionship, guidance, and more
We also often seek other damages for the families we represent through a process known as a survival action. These are the damages your loved one could have recovered if they survived and filed their own claim to hold the at-fault party responsible. They include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages for days missed at work
- Vehicle repairs, if applicable
- Other property damages
- Pain and suffering damages
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Kenner, call (337) 777-7777
How the Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Team Can Help Your Family
A Kenner wrongful death lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to represent your family’s best interests by filing a claim or lawsuit and fighting for a fair settlement or representing you at trial.
We provide legal services to families who lost a loved one based on contingency fees. You will not need to pay us upfront for our services. We get paid only if we secure a settlement or judgment based on your case.
Our team has helped numerous families recover compensation after the tragic loss of their loved ones, taking into account the factors that make this both an emotionally and financially stressful time. In one recent case, we were able to secure a $23,000,000 judgment in the wrongful death of our clients’ wife and mother.
While there is no such thing as a “typical” case, and we cannot tell you what a typical payout might look like without first knowing the details and specific damages in your case, we will work hard to secure a fair and just payout for your family if we represent you.
To learn more about how we may be able to help your family seek and possibly secure compensation, call the Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team now at (504) 777-7777.
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Louisiana Wrongful Death Laws
There are two statutes that come into play in this type of case. In fact, they are two separate actions to pursue different types of damages based on your loved one’s death:
- Under CC Art. 2315.2, qualifying survivors can seek wrongful death damages. This statute allows survivors to move forward with legal action when “a person dies due to the fault of another.”
- Under CC Art. 2315.1, qualifying survivors can also seek the financial damages recoverable by the victims if they had survived their injuries and filed a personal injury lawsuit of their own.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we know how these cases work and how the laws define who is eligible. We can determine who can take legal action and recover compensation based on your loved one’s death. Let us review your case for free today.
Statute of Limitations on Louisiana Wrongful Death Actions
In Louisiana, a one-year time limit is applicable to most personal injury and wrongful death actions, including survival actions, per CC Art. 3492. If you do not file your wrongful death lawsuit within this period, then you could lose the right to recover compensation for your loved one’s passing.
There are exceptions to this rule, but some of them make the time you have to take action even shorter. This is true when the liable party is a parish or other government agency, for example. Reach out to us today so that we can ensure you do not miss any important deadlines in your case.
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A Kenner wrongful death lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to demand a fair payout in your case and settle your case. We can assess the facts of your case to determine your options today.
The Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers team reviews wrongful death cases for free. We have compassionate and understanding team members ready to discuss your legal case and how we can get justice for your family now.
Call (504) 777-7777 today to speak to our team about how we can help after your tragic loss. We are ready to go to work on your case.